Opta Waterdown Inc. - Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

ERO number
019-8254
Ministry reference number
1000265677
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
February 12, 2024 - March 28, 2024 (45 days) Open
Last updated

This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
March 28, 2024

Proposal summary

This proposal is for an amendment to the Environmental Compliance Approval (air & noise) No. 2317-BRRRW2 with Limited Operational Flexibility for Opta Waterdown Inc., an abrasives manufacturing and blending facility located in Waterdown, Ontario.

Location details

Site address

407 Parkside Drive
Waterdown, ON
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Opta Waterdown Inc.
3027 Harvester Road, Suite 104
Burlington, ON
L7N3G7
Canada

Proposal details

This proposal is for an amendment to the Environmental Compliance Approval (air & noise) No. 2317-BRRRW2 with Limited Operational Flexibility for Opta Waterdown Inc., an abrasives manufacturing and blending facility located in Waterdown, Ontario.

The emission sources from the manufacturing and associated processes that discharge to the air include Dust Collectors, Feed Hoppers, Pre-Cleaning and Crushing, Glass Drying and Sized Crushing, Ball Mill Production, and Product Storage operations, as well as all supporting equipment and processes at the site.

The amendment is for the repurposing of the north building from a manganese blending facility to a new glass beneficiation and recycling facility. Emissions to the air from this facility include:

  • arsenic
  • cobalt
  • iron oxide
  • lead
  • lithium
  • nickel
  • particulate matter
  • phosphorus
  • potassium

The Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (air), when issued, permits modifications to the facility subject to limits on operational flexibility that include a production limit for the facility to be specified on the Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (air). The limited operational flexibility conditions have an expiry date. The company will be required to make an application for amendment at that time to renew these conditions.

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135 St Clair Ave West
1st Floor
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

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